RE: [tomato] Tomato Blight reply

margaret lauterbach (
Tue, 14 Dec 1999 06:13:51 -0700

At 03:54 PM 12/13/1999 -0500, you wrote:
>Here is another reply I just received:
>>>It looks suspiciously like a virus, but could also be a nutritional
>particularly micronutrients.  If it is a virus, it is probably whitefly
>transmitted.  If this is the case, there is nothing that can be done for the
>plants now.  In the future, you would have to keep the plants free of
>whiteflies.  Why not assume that it is nutritional, however-- this is
>something you can do something about now.  Apply a foliar nutritional spray
>that includes iron, manganese, and zinc.  Because these plants are
>indeterminate based on the photos, they are more prone to nutritional
>stress.  Commercial growers are having a lot of trouble with a virus right
>now, called tomato yellow leaf curl.  Good luck .>>
>Ken Pernezny
Do you have a printed source for your comment that indeterminate tomato
plants "are more prone to nutritional stress?" Thank you, Margaret L